Candy Caine


With nearly 200 short stories, numerous anthologies, novellas and novels in print, whether she’s writing spicy hot erotica as Candy Caine or less edgy contemporary romance as her alter ego, Candace Gold, she keeps her husband, Robert, on his toes in their Arizona home. Supportive with her writing career, he’s always willing to help her add authenticity to the scenes in her stories. After all, technique is so important for good writing. When asked why she began to write, Candy says: “Reading has always been an addiction for me and my biggest thrill is to bring the joy of reading to others. That’s what writing is all about.”
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Smashwords Interview

Why do I write?
In answer to this question that I am often asked from time to time, simply put, I write with the hope that people will enjoy my stories. To please my readers is my top priority. I try to write a little every day, but unfortunately life gets in the way. But it's the same life experience that fills my head with ideas that eventually turn into stories. When I used to write for the confessions market, if a story in the newspaper caught my attention because it angered or upset me, I often channeled my feelings into a story. It was scary when the process was reversed. I had written a story about a young girl who had been raped by her father. Months later, a real-life incident was shown on 48 Hours, a TV show. The girl's life was my story line.
Why do I write with two pen names?
Originally, I decided to use two pen names to separate the different genres that I found myself writing in. I figured Candy Caine would be the pen name I'd use for the more erotic stories and Candace Gold would be the pen name I used to write the less edgy, sweeter contemporary romances. That was all well and good until one of my publishers decided that Reverie, a very sensual paranormal centering around the ghost of Claude Debussy, should be written by Candace Gold and not Candy Caine. The rationale was that Candy Caine was too cutesy a name for a ghost story. The end result was that all my good planning went down the drain and the line separating my two names got muddied.

Aside from that, having two pen names means having two of everything else, like two websites, two blogs, two Facebook's, two Twitter’s. I think you get the idea. And I’m the worst procrastinator with absolutely no organizational skills find myself treading water all the time playing catch-up. And more often gulping water, than not.
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Where to find Candy Caine online


Accidental Love
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Holly Davidson falls and breaks her ankle, she is transported to the hospital by a handsome EMT. When the man takes an interest in her, Holly sends him packing, just having gone through a terrible divorce. But will she let the handsome EMT merely walk away out of her life forever?
For the Love of Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
What do you do when your womanizer of a husband loves your inheritance more than you and is the top divorce lawyer in Arizona? Vanessa Jeffers had had enough of her philandering husband, Jake, and wants to divorce him. Only...while she's making plans to dump him, Jake is making plans of his own.
You set the price! Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
When Jessica Earl is taken hostage during a bank robbery, she see's her entire life flash before her, fearing she's about to die. Fortunately, she's saved by a policeman who shoots the bank robber dead. But soon after, she discovers that her entire world has been turned inside out.
On Cloud Nine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
The friction between Jerry Spencer, the anchor weatherman for KWPR-TV, and his cameraperson, Sarah Jenkins, has been an ongoing thing from the moment they met two years before. Sent on assignment to cover a story, they get stranded together in a van during a blizzard. The outcome is less predictable than the weather.
My Neighbor Was a Peeping Tom
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Have you ever gotten the feeling you were being watched? When Jill Bond got that feeling as she did her morning exercises in the den, she thought it was her imagination, but was it? She forgets about it and puts all her energies into revitalizing her sex life, until months later when she rents a movie she’ll never forget.
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: An Erotic Collection of Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,640. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
This book caters to the voyeur in all of us as we read: Devil or Angel, a man learns that his angel has quite the tarnished halo and is a dominatrix. In My Lover's Secret Life, a woman discovers a side to the macho man she loves that she can't readily accept. In Oops! When her man cheats on her, a woman finds love with another woman. And three other stories to bring out the voyeur in you.
Behind Closed Doors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
When Jerry Blaine convinces his wife Stacey to go with him to a swinger's club, it adds more excitement to their sex life, but with a surprise neither one is prepared for.
Grandma's Handyman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
(3.00 from 1 review)
After finding her man in bed with another woman, Shawna Washington takes a long-overdue visit to her grandmother and discovers she has her own ideas how to mend Shawna's heart.
Dangerous Attraction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Kayla Jackson, hoping to get a fresh start, takes a Greyhound to Las Vegas to escape her mother's parade of boyfriends back at the trailer park in Arizona.
Love With A Younger Man
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Can you leave your past behind? Successful realtor, Amber Martin discovers the answer when she falls for a younger man.
Christmas With A Stranger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
(4.00 from 1 review)
When Allie Benson's plane crashes and she is stranded in a snowstorm with a handsome guy, their attraction turns into stolen moments of bliss. But when they are rescued, can they return to their former lovers?
Forbidden Fruit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011 by Candy Caine. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial
Melissa Janey is pre-engaged to marry the guy she's loved since forever. When she lands a receptionist's job at a law firm, she finds herself attracted to an African-American lawyer. Despite her efforts to resist, Melissa must choose between her life-long love or the love of her life.

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